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Betty White’s 100th Birthday Gets Google Golden Girls-Themed Search



It would have been the century celebration for Betty White today and Google is paying homage to Betty White with a special tribute to the late star.

On Monday, Jan. 17, on the home page of Google searches with her name, people are shown rose petals dropping down the screen, accompanied by a message that reads “Thank you for being a friend.” Fans of White know the line is from the theme song for The Golden Girls, which White starred in as Rose Nylund from 1985 to 1992.

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White died Dec. 31 at age 99, six days after suffering a stroke, per a copy of her death certificate obtained by PEOPLE last week. The star would have surely celebrated in a huge way as she always did for her special day as documented by Entertainment Weekly.

Also on Monday, a special film event, Betty White: A Celebration, will be screened in select theaters across the country in honor of her.

The film, which was originally titled Betty White: 100 Years Young prior to her death, will showcase clips from White’s long career in Hollywood, from her early role in a 1950’s sitcom to Golden Girls, Hot in Cleveland and The Proposal.


White’s broadcast career began in 1930, when she was just 8 years old and made an appearance on the radio program Empire Builders. While she’s best known to many for her role as Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s, she also played Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls from 1985 to 1992, and has appeared on countless other TV shows, as well as in films.

Google often hides Easter eggs in search results to commemorate significant people and events. In the past year, Google Easter eggs have celebrated the flight of the Mars helicopter Ingenuity, the annual May the 4th Star Wars Day and the freeing of the Ever Given cargo ship from its Suez Canal confines.